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Modi among Time magazine's 'Person of the Year' contenders

The Time 'Person of the Year 2014' will be announced next month

'Vape' is Oxford Dictionaries' word of the year

It beat contenders including 'slacktivism', 'bae', 'contactless' and 'indyref'

Kim Kardashian to enter Bigg Boss on her maiden trip to India

'Namaste India... I am coming to India... Into the Bigg Boss house'

Sky is the limit for customised holidays

Demand from the new Indian traveller are forcing travel operators to overahul product designs

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The idea is not to junk it!

Bengaluru-based Architecture Intervention offers to visit your backyard, survey the junk you have been accumulating there and suggest design ...

Gurgaon's tryst with culture

From dastans to musical acts - it's a packed weekend for residents of Millenium City

After Mars Mission, what is Isro planning next?

It has already tasted success with the moon mission and Mangalyaan. Is man in space the next frontier for Isro?

Architect of ease

French designer Samy Chalon joins Ritu Kumar's prêt label in an effort to take the brand global

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India fourth most vacation deprived nation

Not getting enough vacation days is the major complaint

Being dressy

The author takes designer and stylist Aniket Satam to assess the new collection of dresses by Being Human

InMobi has a dhaba in the office

At the InMobi office in Bangalore, employees get to lounge, play games, jam, nap or binge at the in-house dhaba while working

Facebook teeming with lonely hearts, finds study

The University of Wisconsin study found that the lonelier someone is, the longer he or she spends time on Facebook

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A guided tour of Campaign 2014

Rajdeep Sardesai's maiden book on this year's general election has received much media attention (led chiefly by the channel with which he is ...

Sunny side up, the fury of Gaia

Describing the rising water of the Thames and London sinking a foot a century, Diane Ackerman comments: 'It needs not so much Knights Templar as ...

Amway co-founder's Simply Useless advice

Who can doubt that Rich DeVos has everything it takes to write a great book. He has an extraordinary story to tell: how did a rank outsider - Mr ...

Lost horizons in the Global War on Terrorism

Before retiring in 2013 as a three-star general, Mr Bolger served 35 yrs on active duty, a career culminating with two tours in Iraq and another ...

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T C A Srinivasa-Raghavan

T C A Srinivasa-Raghavan: Made for each other
T C A Srinivasa-Raghavan

What's so fascinating about politics that books by journalists about it sell so well?

Malavika Sangghvi

When a shawl raises heat
Malavika Sangghvi

On a cold winter evening, in a land far far away, a man offers a shawl to his hostess, the lady seated besides him, a formal occasion. She ...

Arundhuti Dasgupta

Metaphor, magic and myth
Arundhuti Dasgupta

India's glorious past is the proverbial magic cauldron of folklore. It is an inexhaustible store of scientific and military achievements, ...

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Winning the turf war

The Indian hockey team's stunning Test series win over world champions Australia has sparked hopes of a revival. The Champions Trophy in ...

Chess (#1122)

The World Championship match is tied 2-2 at the time of writing

ISL's players who matter

With big names on the roster and promising Indians getting a chance to display their flair, the Indian Super League, halfway into its first ...

Chess (#1121)

At the Tigran Petrosian Memorial in Moscow, Thomas Grischuk leads with 2/2 and he's pulled his live rating above 2800

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Low key but capable

The upgraded X3 gives BMW enough firepower to take on rivals in the luxury compact SUV segment

The cat that looks like a shark

The Jaguar E-Type, last produced in 1975, is a much coveted car, and apparently Tata Sons Chairman Cyrus Mistry wants one in his garage. What ...

Clutch-free ride

It is simple yet appealing, well-built and provides excellent ride quality, and now the Skoda Rapid has been fitted with a 7-speed DSG automatic ...

Automatic but manual? Here's why

The new Alto K10 is the most affordable automatic car in the country. Author tells you what its transmission system is all about

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Leila Seth

Lunch with BS: Leila Seth

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Rajdeep Sardesai

LUNCH WITH BS: Rajdeep Sardesai, television presenter

The television presenter Hindutva supporters love to hate tells Bhupesh Bhandari why he is willing to give Narendra Modi the benefit of the ...

Venkatesh Kini

Lunch with BS: Venkatesh Kini

Evolution, not revolution, is the basis of Coca-Cola India CEO Venkatesh Kini's strategy to keep India's status as the cola multinational's ...

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The sound of India

Two men have set up an archive of Indian music and theatre as well as recorded speeches of historical figures

The dilemma of ethics

In the Ramayana, after the battle has been won and Ravana vanquished, the epic instead of winding down to a happy ending throws up a dilemma. ...

History in miniatures

200 objects including Shah Jahan's recipe book, a rare photograph of Bahadur Shah Zafar and the earliest Indian Atlas have been brought to Delhi ...